Meet the Artist: Jorie Berman

Jorie Berman of Athens, Georgia is one of 14 artists selected to exhibit in the 2014 Alabama and Neighbors Ceramics Exhibition and Sale, on view through Nov. 2.  

In addition to the exhibition of a single work from each artist, all finalists will participate in a weekend-long sale, Oct. 31 through Nov. 2, in the newly renovated Susan Phillips Gardens. The Friday evening sale is a ticketed event, where guests may browse and shop the sale before the general public.

This program has been made possible by grants from the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Artist Statement

Star was fired in the anagama kiln at the Hambidge Center in Rabun Gap, Georgia. The firing process is full of risks and unknowns. Every nuance about the size and shape of the work, its placement in the kiln and what it is near, the temperature and atmospheric changes that occur throughout the firing, the type of wood burned, etc., affect the outcome of the individual works. The clay remembers everything and records the process into its structure and surface. Each piece has its own identity that is dependent on its relationship to the kiln and its specific firing.

Jorie Berman
(Athens, Georgia, b. 1978)
Star, 2013
Anagama-fired stoneware
and glaze

Guests of the preview sale on Oct. 31 will have an opportunity to browse and shop the event exclusively and enter to win a $100 credit towards purchase. Light hors d’oeuvres and cocktail service by Ursula’s Catering and the Museum Cafe will also be a part of the evening’s activities. The public sale is from 10 am to 4 pm Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2. Regular museum admission is free courtesy of JCSM Business Partners.

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